Jonathan Siegel

Jonathan Siegel

Lives in United States Tokyo, United States
Works as a Creative Director
Has a website at http://www.jon-siegel.com
Joined on Feb 4, 2009

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On Facebook pushes photo prominence in timeline article (83 comments in total)

FB is the very LAST place I want to take people to in order to share my photos. If I meet a client and want to share my photo hobby with them, I send them over to Flickr which is a far superior experience, and dedicated only to photos and not a junky timeline history of my late night activities.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2012 at 03:07 UTC as 17th comment

If these cameras were made entirely by a cheap labour factory in some rural village, then I would take issue with their pricing and simply tag their wealthy consumers as sheep. If in fact these are all hand made in Germany as these photos imply, and the video that has been circulating showing how they refine each piece and paint the numbers on the lens by hand, then these cameras are absolutely worth the money. In my line of work, you might come after me and say the same thing, but if you sat there and watched just how long it takes me to do it, and the sheer amount of time, perfection and technique I pour into each project, you would understand my pricing as well. Besides, if these things were cheap then everyone would have one and it would lose it's magic. Work hard, save up, buy one when you are ready. That is what I intend to do.

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2012 at 04:40 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies
On Pentax K-01 preview (376 comments in total)

The front and the top design of this thing is definitely Marc Newson, the back of this camera is certainly not Marc Newson. This is where the design fails in my opinion. That cheap D-pad design that's seen on ever Pentax camera, this was a fantastic opportunity to improve on the user-interface design! The back of this camera is just dog-ugly, how can he possibly be satisfied with this? I hope this wasn't his call to do it this way, I hope he kicked and screamed and exhausted all of his options before letting them stick that point-and-shoot standard layout to the back of this camera. There are so many missed opportunities with this camera, why not remove some of those buttons and optimize the functions! I wish someone would give me a shot at designing a camera, I'd run circles around Marc Newson.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2012 at 02:34 UTC as 115th comment
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Jonathan Siegel: I never really comment on these things, and I don't own a NEX but I did consider one once to play with. This lens lineup simply makes no sense *at all*. Do they serious think someone is going to sit down and debate between a very slow 18-200mm and a very slow 55-210mm? Or get excited about a very slow 30mm macro? I'm guessing that only audience for a 30mm macro are food photographers, because you would have to be insane to try shooting poisonous spiders and scorpions with something that short. A slow 18-55mm, isn't that the kit lens that comes with most other DSLR cameras? I don't see anything to get excited about in this roadmap, it's almost like Sony is trying to cross their "t"s and dot their "i"s by covering all the weak links first.

True, true, I guess having had experience with a 50mm macro in the past, even at 50mm I felt it was just too close for shooting anything besides food and beverage. Maybe that is their target for this lens, just seems like a really odd combination of speed and focal length.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2012 at 02:41 UTC

This is what I was expecting to see in that Sony NEX lens lineup, something actually exciting and unique.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2012 at 02:07 UTC as 6th comment

I never really comment on these things, and I don't own a NEX but I did consider one once to play with. This lens lineup simply makes no sense *at all*. Do they serious think someone is going to sit down and debate between a very slow 18-200mm and a very slow 55-210mm? Or get excited about a very slow 30mm macro? I'm guessing that only audience for a 30mm macro are food photographers, because you would have to be insane to try shooting poisonous spiders and scorpions with something that short. A slow 18-55mm, isn't that the kit lens that comes with most other DSLR cameras? I don't see anything to get excited about in this roadmap, it's almost like Sony is trying to cross their "t"s and dot their "i"s by covering all the weak links first.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2012 at 02:04 UTC as 78th comment | 3 replies
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